Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
Read Time: 8 mins
Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph...
Knockouts
Big Ups: 7 Things From 2017 Worth Reading Again
By Pantograph Punch
Final Flourish: Ten Moments in Auckland Theatre 2017
Read Time: 11 mins
Kate Prior surveys the year in Auckland live performance...
Theatre
Final Flourish: Ten Moments in Auckland Theatre 2017
By Kate Prior
Reasons To Leave The House: Ten Moments In Wellington Theatre 2017
Read Time: 12 mins
Wellington Theatre Editor Adam Goodall's been a little...
Theatre
Reasons To Leave The House: Ten Moments In Wellington Theatre 2017
By Adam Goodall
Neon Lights, New Blood and Safe Rooms: Lingering on our Favourite Art Moments from 2017
Read Time: 13 mins
Incoming Visual Arts Editor Lucinda Bennett and Editor...
Art
Neon Lights, New Blood and Safe Rooms: Lingering on our Favourite Art Moments from 2017
By Pantograph Punch
Introducing The Pantograph Punch's New Board Members
Read Time: 3 mins
We're thrilled to welcome Puawai Cairns and Jess Smith...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Introducing The Pantograph Punch's New Board Members
By Pantograph Punch
Weinstein, Netflix and Women: Top Film Moments of 2017
Read Time: 16 mins
From the unprecedented unearthing of toxic behaviour...
Screen
Weinstein, Netflix and Women: Top Film Moments of 2017
By Pantograph Punch
A Wall in Need of Painting, Artists in Need of Payment
Read Time: 13 mins
The conversation around the value of art is worth...
Art
A Wall in Need of Painting, Artists in Need of Payment
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Top Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2017
Read Time: 9 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett counts down the top ten moments...
Literature
Top Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
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